About Us

The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) leads the state’s movement to end domestic violence (DV) and to enhance work with survivors. We do this through: 

  • collaborations
  • innovative trainings
  • prevention
  • technical assistance
  • state policy development
  • legal advocacy

We are a non-profit organization funded by members, donors, and grants. Consider supporting our important work by becoming a member. Our office is located in Durham, NC, but we hold trainings and conferences at multiples sites thorughout the state. 

Who We Serve

We believe it is critical to serve all DV survivors, regardless of:

  • race
  • age
  • socioeconomic & ethnic group
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity
  • mental & physical abilities
  • religious & spiritual beliefs
  • immigration status

We believe that through the power of our shared experiences and collective voice, we can work together to create individual, institutional, and cultural change. We work intentionally to create safe spaces for survivors of DV that acknowledge the impact of intersecting oppressions. The voice and experience of survivors is the foundation of our work. We believe the domestic violence movement can change society.

History of NCCADV

In 1978, local organizers established the first two shelters in NC for survivors of DV, rape, and sexual assault and their children: the Shelter Home of Caldwell County and Clara’s House in Winston-Salem. For several years these were the only shelters for survivors on the East Coast between Baltimore and Atlanta.

By 1981 there were 21 known domestic violence programs and 9 independent shelters in NC.  Advocates across the state began to organize themselves and share about common struggles and successes.

In January 1981 NCADVP became the first statewide domestic violence advocacy organization in NC. It held its First Annual Domestic Violence Training Conference at Appalachian State University in Boone on July 16-17, 1981, with 60 advocates in attendance.

By 1983 the number of organized domestic violence programs and shelters had almost doubled. Now there were 53 separate programs operating 20 or more shelters in NC.

In October 1984 NCADVP held a statewide membership meeting in Charlotte. Advocates agreed that to this point, the primary role for NCADVP had been to act as a support network for its members. After much discussion, the membership voted, and NCADVP reorganized to become the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV). NCCADV is commonly referred to as “the Coalition.”

For more than 30 years we have been leading the movement in NC to end domestic violence and enhance work with survivors.  

Learn more about our work here.

Seeking a job?

If you are interested in working at NCCADV, please see our open employment opportunities here.